Trelleborg – Experts within Engineered Coated Fabrics

Trelleborg – Experts within Engineered Coated Fabrics


It’s never the… It’s never the same thing twice. My name is John Mouland, and I work at Trelleborg
as a Technical Director, and basically, my job entails
working directly with production in implementing new products
into the production environment. To take the idea
from the customer, get it into a product
that we can run here, and then helping to get that product
into the production group and through production
into a final saleable product. I think Trelleborg’s success
depends, now, on the ability
to actually be able to provide a lot of different coated fabric. Predominantly, we do use
polyurethane polymer, and it’s a very versatile material. It’s very good
for giving a certain feel, so it has a nice texture to it. A lot of times, it also is very good
for people post-process to be able to handle,
and they’re able to weld it, and it’s a good 100% solid adhesive. Essentially now, Trelleborg
encompasses not just polyurethane, but rubber-coated, and has pretty much
a solution capability to handle – if somebody’s looking for
a coated fabric, we’re able to ascertain
what they want, and then steer them
in the right direction. For instance, somebody who’s making
a hospital mattress will have certain requirements
for comfort, they might have requirements
for stretch, they might have requirements
for breathability, and it’s our job and my job,
my department’s job, to go back and
take that idea and translate it. What I enjoy most about my job is not having
the same problem every day, and not having the same opportunity
every day. The enjoyment of it
comes from the challenge of having to work through
with production, helping them run materials out
we’re trying to run, work with customers to be able to
help them address the challenges of the things they’re trying to make, and, in the end, try to get
all that together harmoniously to be able to provide a need for
the customer so they buy the product.

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